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Chulmleigh Congregational Church’s...

Chulmleigh Congregational Church’s... Chulmleigh..., September 1987 More like this

Singing hymns, Sunday School procession

Singing hymns, Sunday School procession Hatherleigh, 27 May 1976 More like this

Mrs Doris Allin plucking a goose for...

Mrs Doris Allin plucking a goose for... Cawseys Farm,..., November 1973 More like this

Wilfred Pengelly milking a Jersey cow

Wilfred Pengelly milking a Jersey cow Woolleigh Barton, Beaford, August 1975 More like this

Lloyd Mitchell preparing vegetables for...

Lloyd Mitchell preparing vegetables for... Pear Tree Cottage,..., August 1982 More like this

Carnival Queen and attendant in car at night

Carnival Queen and attendant in car at night Dolton, November 1972 More like this

Bill Cooke in Colehouse yard

Bill Cooke in Colehouse yard near, Riddlecombe, April 1975 More like this

Cottage interior

Cottage interior Monkokehampton, August 1986 More like this

Cécile Joynson with broken sword

Cécile Joynson with broken sword Brightley, Dolton, December 1977 More like this

George Bird and Olive Bennett picking...

George Bird and Olive Bennett picking... Beaford, August 1975 More like this

James Ravilious, photographer of rural life © Beaford Archive

Image of James Ravilious
by Alan Winn.

The Beaford Archive

Photographs by James Ravilious from 1972 - 1989

WELCOME. Towards the end of the last century, James Ravilious created an "endless tapestry" of life in rural north Devon. This site holds digital scans of the 1,700 negatives which he regarded as his finest work.

High quality prints of the images on this website can be purchased online, please see individual images for details.

The photographs on this site are protected by copyright law

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